Coronavirus: France on edge of 2nd lockdown as deaths rocket

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    Macron could announce new national lockdown in France today Reuters

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    Emmanuel Macron is set to resolve the country at 8pm this night to set out steps on how France will take on the 2nd wave (Picture: Reuters / Metro.co.uk)

    The French President is believed to be on the edge of revealing another across the country lockdown today.

    Emmanuel Macron is set to resolve the country at 8pm this night to set out steps on how France will take on the 2nd wave of coronavirus.

    The nation is seeing a substantial spike in infections, and it is feared the UK will quickly see a comparable pattern after its stats imitated France’s by a hold-up of 2 weeks throughout the very first peak of the pandemic.

    France is now reporting more than 350 brand-new cases per 100,000 individuals weekly, and almost 18% of its tests are now returning favorable.

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    It has actually reported Europe’s third-highest coronavirus death toll, at more than 35,000 lives lost.

    Yesterday the nation reported 523 deaths in 24 hours, which is the nation’s greatest day-to-day death toll considering that April.

    Doctors explain growing pressure on emergency situation services and extensive care wards, where Covid-19 clients now use up 54% of beds across the country.

    French federal government representative Gabriel Attal stated: ‘Nobody disagrees with our objective, which is to absolutely prevent our hospitals being in a situation where they can’t confess brand-new clients.’ 

    Graph shows spike in coronavirus case numbers in France

    This chart reveals a spike in the variety of coronavirus cases in France in the last 2 months (Picture: MailOnline)

    PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 27: People enjoy a drink on a restaurant terrace shortly before the 9pm city-wide night time curfew during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on October 27, 2020 in Paris, France. Ten days after the establishment of a curfew in the region as the coronavirus continues to circulate in France. Even though 54 French departments imposed a 9 p.m to 6 a.m curfew on Saturday, a record number of daily cases for the country has been reported in the last few days. The French government has said that they cannot rule out another lockdown if the situation does not improve. French President Emmanuel Macron will deliver a televised speech to the nation on Wednesday to announce new measures in the fight against COVID-19. measures to fight against the coronavirus epidemic. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

    There is presently a 9pm curfew in significant cities throughout France, consisting of Paris – however these steps are anticipated to be extended later on today (Picture: Getty Images)

    It follows France’s prime minister Jean Castex, leading ministers and companies have actually been holding emergency situation conferences as healthcare facilities are filling and medical professionals are advocating aid.

    Interior minister Gerald Darmanin informed France-Inter radio that ‘we should expect difficult decisions’.

    Local media report the French federal government is preparing a month-long brand-new nationwide lockdown.

    But President Macron might rather present a brand-new set of regional steps and extend curfews throughout the nation.

    His workplace would not talk about what the brand-new constraints will include, however it is thought they will be ‘more flexible’ than the complete lockdown previously on this year.

    PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 27: Passengers wearing face masks use a moving walkway in metro corridors shortly before the 9pm city-wide night time curfew during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on October 27, 2020 in Paris, France. From October 28, the Paris region???s public transport network will be cut down to one metro in two after 9 p.m, ten days after the establishment of a curfew in the region as the coronavirus continues to circulate in France. Even though 54 French departments imposed a 9 p.m to 6 a.m curfew on Saturday, a record number of daily cases for the country has been reported in the last few days. The French government has said that they cannot rule out another lockdown if the situation does not improve. President Emmanuel Macron will deliver a televised speech to the nation on Wednesday to announce new measures in the fight against COVID-19. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

    Yesterday France reported its greatest day-to-day death toll considering that April (Picture: Getty Images)

    FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron chairs a meeting with the medical staff of the Rene Dubos hospital center, in Pontoise, in the Val d'Oise, France October 23, 2020, as the country faces a new wave of infections to the COVID-19. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

    The French federal government, consisting of President Macron, is anticipated to reveal more lockdown steps (Picture: Reuters)

    Sources recommend possible brand-new steps might consist of extending existing curfews, complete confinement on weekends or all week, and closing non-essential companies.

    Schools are believed to be permitted to stay open no matter the brand-new steps.

    France was eliminated from the UK’s ‘travel corridor’ list on August 15, indicating individuals who take a trip from France and Brits returning from vacation should self-isolate for 14 days after showing up.

    Anyone who takes a trip to France will need to finish a ‘sworn statement’ kind (déclaration sur l’honneur) to validate they are not experiencing any signs of Covid-19, and has actually not touched with anybody who has actually checked favorable in the last 2 weeks.

    Self-seclusion for those taking a trip from the UK is not presently needed upon entry into France. But all of the nation’s guidelines, consisting of using face masks and adhering to curfews, need to be followed by immigrants.

    Curfews of 9pm have actually currently been troubled a few of France’s biggest cities – consisting of Paris, Toulouse and Lyon – which is believed to have actually kept anti-lockdown demonstrations at bay.

    But other nations throughout Europe, especially Italy, have actually seen demonstrations turn violent such as in Rome, Turin and Milan.

    The World Health Organisation has actually alerted Europe is the brand-new epicentre for the 2nd wave of Covid-19, after Metro.co.uk reported day-to-day case numbers in 22 European nations have actually reached a record high.

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